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    Shiv Sena Minister accuses Maharashtra CM of consulting almanac for Cabinet reshuffle

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena minister, Gulabrao Patil, has taunted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, calling him a devout Brahmin, who looks at planetary charts to take important decisions. “He is a Brahmin, so he will consult the ‘panchang’ (almanac) before he embarks on any major venture. This time, it’s the cabinet reshuffle. He will not announce it before consulting the almanac,” said Patil.

  • Shiv Sena hails triple talaq Act, wants similar route for Ram Temple

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Thursday welcomed the Centre’s ordinance banning instant triple talaq and asked the government to take a similar route for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. The government should take steps to fulfil “at least one promise” made to Hindus of the country, keeping their sentiments in mind, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.

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    BJP solely responsible for Goa’s political crisis, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused the BJP, which had “insulted” the democracy by forming the government in Goa despite lacking majority, of being solely responsible for the current political situation in the state. The Sena alleged that the BJP’s ruling allies — Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Goa Forward Party (GFP) — were trying to destabilise the government, as leaders of these parties were vying for the top post in

  • Shiv Sena MLA announces new party, to fight for Maratha quota

    Mumbai: Accusing the Shiv Sena leadership of asking him not to voice his views on the Maratha quota issue, party MLA in Maharashtra Harshvardhan Jadhav announced on Wednesday that he is floating a new outfit. Jadhav, who tendered resignation on the issue of reservations for the Marathas, Dhangars and Muslims in July, said his new party will strive to get quota for these communities. His resignation as MLA is yet to be accepted by

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    2019 Lok Sabha, Assembly polls: After CM, another minister claims Sena alliance with BJP

    Mumbai: After Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ statement about the need for an alliance with the Shiv Sena, another senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister, who is close to Union minister Nitin Gadkari, claimed his party would ally with the Sena on its own terms in the Lok Sabha. He, however, further claimed there would be no alliance between the two parties in the state assembly poll.

  • Sanjay Raut appointed leader of Shiv Sena MPs of both Houses of Parliament   

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been appointed as the head of party MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, party sources said Tuesday. The Sena has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha and three in the Rajya Sabha. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has written to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, notifying her about Raut’s appointment, a party source told PTI. Currently, Anandrao Adsul is Sena’s party group leader in the

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    Pre-poll alliance between AIMIM and BMM is bogus, it will only benefit BJP: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Terming the proposed pre-poll alliance between the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) as “bogus”, the Shiv Sena said Monday that such a political move is not a good omen. The alliance would only benefit the BJP, the Sena claimed, alleging that the move by the BBM chief, who is the grandson of late Dr B R Ambedkar, is akin to betraying people of his own

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    2019 Lok Sabha, Assembly Polls: RSS dead keen on BJP-Sena alliance

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), ideological parent of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is dead keen for tie up with Shiv Sena for next Lok Sabha and state assembly poll to avoid divide in votes on Hindutwa agenda. According to RSS insider, Mohan Bhagwat, in his meeting with Nitin Gadkari, union minister and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis discussed the nitty-gritty of the possible alliance and affect on results if contested the

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    Nalasopara explosives haul: ATS arrests DTP operator

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested another suspect in connection with the Nalasopara Explosive haul. The accused, Ganesh Kapale, a DTP operator, is a friend of the accused former Shiv Sena corporator Shrikant Pangarkar.

  • Congress charge against Arun Jaitley over Vijay Mallya ‘meeting’ ridiculous: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Saturday hit out at the Congress saying its allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya’s claims on meeting him were “ridiculous”. The saffron party asked if the Congress knew about their meeting, why did it remain silent all these years. Wondering who was pulling the strings of the Congress and Mallya, the Sena said the controversy was a part of the preparation for the 2019 general

  • Metro 9: BJP, Shiv Sena begin the battle to take credit

    Bhayandar: The state Cabinet’s approval on Wednesday for two new metro projects in Mumbai including the Dahisar-Mira Bhayandar route (Metro Line 9) has resulted in a bitter credit claiming battle between the local BJP and Shiv Sena leaderships in the twin-city.

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    BJP incompetent, Shiv Sena needs to walk out: Congress

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam thanked 21 political parties for supporting the Congress-led Bharat bandh in protest of consistent hike in fuel prices.  Chavan called the BJP Govt a failure as he said, “BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad today stated that the Govt cannot bring down the fuel prices. This reflects their incompetence and further proves that the BJP government has failed miserably. They obviously

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    Congress’ ‘bandh’ call gets lukewarm response

    Mumbai: The state-wide shutdown called by the Congress and other opposition parties against high fuel prices received a lukewarm response in the state and Mumbai. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) actively participated in the bandh, but the Shiv Sena kept a distance. There were few incidents of disruption reported on local trains, Metro line at D N Nagar and MNS workers were involved in rampant vandalism of shops.

  • Maharashtra: ‘Bandh failed to evoke good impact in Maha as Sena was not consulted’

    Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena has said the Congress’ Bharat bandh Monday failed to generate desired impact in Maharashtra because the Uddhav Thackeray-led party was not “consulted” over the protest, a day after the Sena spurned the Congress’ demand to support the shutdown. Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar (Shiv Sena) said the bandh was observed only in half of Maharashtra.

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    No BJP role in our decision to stay away from bandh: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut Monday dismissed talks of senior BJP leaders asking his party to stay away from the nationwide bandh called by the Congress to protest the rising prices of fuel. Raut asserted it was the Shiv Sena’s own decision to not take part in the “Bharat Bandh” and its stand had nothing to do with the BJP.

  • We want to see strength of opposition on raising public issues, says Shiv Sena on Bharat Bandh          

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Monday took a jibe at opposition parties, stating their nationwide bandh against the rising fuel prices should not look like a sudden act undertaken after waking up from a “long sleep”. The BJP’s bickering ally said it has been carrying the burden of opposition parties on its shoulders for long and it now wants to see where these outfits stand on pro-people issues.

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    Yuva Sena install posters against fuel price hike

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, though have decided not to join nationwide strike — Bharat Bandh called by main opposition Congress and left parties, its youth wing — Yuva Sena led by Aditya Thackeray has installed posters across Mumbai city against hike in fuel price. The poster features the prices of petrol, diesel and CNG along with a tagline, ‘Yehi hai acche din?’ (Are these good days?).

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    Bharat Bandh: MNS is in, Shiv Sena is out

    Mumbai: Except for the ruling BJP and its ally, the Shiv Sena, all major political parties, including the Left and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, have extended their support to a call for Bharat bandh given by the Congress for Monday.